Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Adults2014

Given by Chicago Public Library

Other Names: Chicago Public Library Adults Best of the Best Books
99 Works / 103 Items 243,693 Books 13,095 Reviews 4.0

"Each year, a team of CPL librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicago's adults."

All, Selection (1,179), Top Ten (90), Top 20 (20)
All, 2023 (329), 2022 (99), 2021 (99), 2020 (99), 2019 (100), 2018 (99), 2017 (101), 2016 (79), 2015 (62), 2014 (103), 2010 (1), 2008 (1), 2005 (2), 1998 (1)

Selection 103

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris BohjalianBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Red Rising by Pierce BrownBest Adult Books for Teens2014
The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. CareyBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty CopelandBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua DavisBest Adult Books for Teens2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin DoughtyBest Adult Books for Teens2014
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenríquezBest Adult Books for Teens2014
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika JohansenBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Revival by Stephen KingBest Adult Books for Teens2014
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas D. KristofBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland LazenbyBest Adult Books for Teens2014
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall MunroeBest Adult Books for Teens2014
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny NordbergBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Leaving Time by Jodi PicoultBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate RacculiaBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Lock In by John ScalziBest Adult Books for Teens2014
A Sudden Light by Garth SteinBest Adult Books for Teens2014
The Free by Willy VlautinBest Adult Books for Teens2014
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren WilligBest Adult Books for Teens2014
Let's Get Lost by Adi AlsaidBest Teen Books for Adults2014
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann FoleyBest Teen Books for Adults2014
We Were Liars by E. LockhartBest Teen Books for Adults2014
The Young Elites by Marie LuBest Teen Books for Adults2014
How It Went Down by Kekla MagoonBest Teen Books for Adults2014
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonBest Teen Books for Adults2014
Panic by Lauren OliverBest Teen Books for Adults2014
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle PaigeBest Teen Books for Adults2014
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye WaltonBest Teen Books for Adults2014
Afterworlds by Scott WesterfeldBest Teen Books for Adults2014
The Escape by Mary BaloghFiction2014
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan BradleyFiction2014
Skin Game by Jim ButcherFiction2014
The Enchanted by Rene DenfeldFiction2014
The Guts by Roddy DoyleFiction2014
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three by Elena FerranteFiction2014
The Secret Place by Tana FrenchFiction2014
Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana GabaldonFiction2014
The Silkworm by Robert GalbraithFiction2014
An Untamed State by Roxane GayFiction2014
The Peripheral by William GibsonFiction2014
The Magician's Land by Lev GrossmanFiction2014
Wolf by Mo HayderFiction2014
I Am Pilgrim by Terry HayesFiction2014
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenríquezFiction2014
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddFiction2014
Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles MayFiction2014
The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David MitchellFiction2014
The One Plus One by Jojo MoyesFiction2014
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki MurakamiFiction2014
Us by David NichollsFiction2014
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny OffillFiction2014
The Long Way Home by Louise PennyFiction2014
Orfeo by Richard PowersFiction2014
Lila by Marilynne RobinsonFiction2014
Some Luck by Jane SmileyFiction2014
Citizens Creek : a novel by Lalita TademyFiction2014
We are Not Ourselves by Matthew ThomasFiction2014
Nora Webster by Colm TóibínFiction2014
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerFiction2014
The Paying Guests by Sarah WatersFiction2014
The Martian by Andy WeirFiction2014
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe AptowiczNonfiction2014
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. BaptistNonfiction2014
The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai BirdNonfiction2014
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowNonfiction2014
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned by Lena DunhamNonfiction2014
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan EigNonfiction2014
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul GawandeNonfiction2014
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn GreenwaldNonfiction2014
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark HarrisNonfiction2014
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff HobbsNonfiction2014
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter IsaacsonNonfiction2014
The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie JamisonNonfiction2014
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn JohnsonNonfiction2014
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven JohnsonNonfiction2014
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam KeanNonfiction2014
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi KleinNonfiction2014
I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway by Greg KotNonfiction2014
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary KristNonfiction2014
Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland LazenbyNonfiction2014
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael LewisNonfiction2014
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men by Eric LichtblauNonfiction2014
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben MacintyreNonfiction2014
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet MockNonfiction2014
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall MunroeNonfiction2014
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick PerlsteinNonfiction2014
Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas PikettyNonfiction2014
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton SidesNonfiction2014
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter StarkNonfiction2014
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonNonfiction2014
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter ThielNonfiction2014
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor TobarNonfiction2014
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss2014
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr2014
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay2014
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James2014
Euphoria by Lily King2014
Redeployment by Phil Klay2014
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert2014
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel2014
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty2014

Top Ten 10


2017(3,210) 2018(3,772) 2019(3,965) 2020(4,127) 2021(3,697) 2022(3,266) 2023(3,577) 21st century(3,734) adult(3,334) American literature(3,233) audio(3,979) audiobook(9,575) biography(5,835) book club(3,225) contemporary(3,214) crime(3,365) currently-reading(3,500) ebook(11,327) family(5,941) fantasy(18,977) fiction(78,201) goodreads(4,941) historical(3,284) historical fiction(16,745) history(14,071) horror(4,761) Kindle(10,968) library(4,373) literary fiction(3,832) literature(4,676) memoir(9,747) mystery(10,405) non-fiction(33,088) novel(9,172) own(4,052) poetry(3,542) racism(3,544) read(12,638) romance(5,518) science(7,708) science fiction(14,450) short stories(3,220) signed(3,874) thriller(4,416) to-read(161,110) unread(4,561) usa(4,393) wwii(4,014) young adult(4,011)

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